University of Cumbria has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
Explore contemporary and classical theatre whilst honing your stage skills in a creative space – where the professional artist in you will be given every chance to flourish.
We’ve designed this course to inspire and give you the artistic freedom to discover who you are as a performer – with the guidance of current, practising professional tutors and highly-regarded directors in the industry.
Why Choose University of Cumbria
You’ll be curating, developing and bringing together theatre works for 75% of your studies, enabling you to graduate as a confident and employable performer with a wealth of stage experience.
And, on top of that you’ll develop sound employability expertise – including self-employment and marketing –vital skills for your future career as an actor. We add all of this into our Acting course, so you don't just get a great degree out of it, but gain a competitive edge in this creative industry.
You’ll live and learn at our vibrant Institute of the Arts in the historic and bustling city of Carlisle. Within 20 minutes you will be in Scotland, or in the other direction, in the stunning Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Add to that close to the spectacular North West coastline and you’ll never be stuck for something to do.
Develop your body and voice to a professional standard
Learn about the creative industries and secure the skills employers are looking for
Knowledge to market yourself as a self-employed actor/actress
Research text and deliver performances to open audiences to prepare you for future auditions
Tutor support when you need it, thanks to small study groups
Host your performances in our dedicated campus-based Stanwix Theatre - a fantastic creative space which stages more than 200 performances per year
Gain a breadth of stage experience, thanks to our links with other organisations, including the the Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, for which we are the educational partner
Our great industry connections give you job prospects
You won’t become a clone – we’ll encourage you to flourish as an individual performer
Opportunity to perform at the London and Manchester Graduate Showcases
- Access to great student spaces and facilities, including a library specialising in resources for the arts and includes a large collection of journals
Cumbria has a proud history of inspiring literary geniuses from Wordsworth and Ransome to Potter and Ruskin. Here you can be inspired and see your passion for performance empowered.
We know the industry well and we’ll teach and train you to become a professional actor, capable of being audition-ready to break into a competitive industry when you graduate.
Coursework - may include written tasks and assignments, reports, dissertations, portfolios, project work = 50% or the integrated foundation year. Practical exams - may include practical skills assessment, oral assessment, presentations = 50% or the integrated foundation year.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Carlisle - Brampton Road|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||56 - 72 points|
|A level||CD - DDD|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP - MMP|
|Access to HE Diploma||
M: 21 credits
P: 24 credits
|Scottish Higher||DDDD - CCDD|
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6,000||Year 1|